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11 Mood Boosters for Writers

Are you in a writing funk? Need a booster to kick start your writing metabolism? You’ve come to the right place. You love writing. You know the book or books you want to create. You can feel it. You know it in your bones what you want to achieve. But you keep giving into distractions and you constantly question everything. Being in a writing funk is like a dark cloud hanging over you. I spent a whole year being PA and not writing one word. I thought about it every minute of the day. I had the time (I was a PA for gods sake). Every month that went by […]

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FYI: Buying is not writing

Often the solution to many of our problems is to buy something to solve it. When we need to lose weight we buy a program, book or app to help us. Often we know what the answer is but we fall into the trap of buying another writing course, book, tool, app, conference or coach who we think can help us. Maybe this time it will be that secret weapon we needed all along. So we binge on buying products we never needed in the first place. The worst part of going on a creative product binge is the aftermath. When those books get left on the shelf. To do […]

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14 reasons to be positive about your writing

I’ve said it a million times before and I’m going to say it again. There has never been a better time to be a writer. Don’t dismiss your dreams and ignore your intuition. Don’t listen to anyone who says there’s too much competition or it’s over for authors. Here are 14 Reasons to be positive about writing: You can write for the rest of your life. Margaret Atwood is 76 years and is still writing and experimenting. There is no wasted effort. Every time you put word to paper you’re improving. Whether it be developing the writing habit or learning the craft. Nothing is ever wasted. If you decide to self-publish. […]

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2016 Creative and Writing Goals

It’s that time of year again. After critiquing and assessing 2015 I’ve been thinking about the year ahead. I want 2016 to be a huge year. So here are my 2016 Creative and Writing Goals: 2016 Theme: Done is Better than Perfect.   Books to Complete: Kids workbook. At least 1. Adult Coloring Book. Finish Confessions of a Comperholic. Finish Active Affirmations. 2 X Novellas 2 X Adventure Thrillers. Writing: Write at least 500 words EVERY DAY. Write even when I don’t feel like it. Improve grammar and punctuation. Marketing and Sales: Master tracking pixels and Facebook ads. Master ROI on FB ads. Increase subscriber list by 5000 people. Sell 3000 books […]

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